DOP 228: The Customer Is the True North Star

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023

Show Notes

#228: The Agile Manifesto is now more than 20 years old. However, even after all this time, instead of helping organizations create and deliver software faster to satisfy customer needs, many times Agile principles are turned into rigid processes that stifle innovation and limit customer satisfaction. Have far have we strayed from the core principles of the manifesto?

In this episode, we talk with Paul Stovell, CEO and founder of Octopus Deploy, about the realities of Agile in 2023. Also, find out about the backstory of how Paul was able to snag the domain.


Paul Stovell

Paul Stovell

Paul Stovell is the founder and CEO of Octopus Deploy. Octopus is a Continuous Delivery orchestration tool that enables customers to deploy more frequently, reliably, and with less risk. Paul founded Octopus in 2012 and today the company employs 200+ people and has thousands of customers all over the world. Prior to starting Octopus Deploy, Paul was a software developer by background, starting in desktop and web application development and then moving into agile and DevOps consulting. Paul was a Microsoft MVP from 2006 to 2010.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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